Friday, February 13, 2009

{FAQ 10} On Husbands, Marriage, and Favorite Things.

Hilary: What is your most favorite and least favorite thing about being married?
Favorite: Having a partner in crime! We try out new restaurants together, we explore the city together, and we stay at home on Friday night and watch silly reality shows together and don’t judge ourselves for it. Even the mundane can be delightful because my best friend ever is with me.
Least: I am so independent. I could probably spend most days alone and be completely content my How I Met Your Mother DVDs and my craft supplies or Adobe Creative Suite. This bothers Mike, because I don’t need him around to be happy. That and, oh, the fact that one someone knows you THAT well – your flaws and shortcomings become much more apparent to yourself.
Not being in a relationship means you don’t realize how impatient, rude, unkind, and bad a holding your tongue you (okay, I) can be sometimes.
What about your hubby do you love the most?
He challenges me to be a better person. I've learned SO much from him.
Oh, and he sings me songs and is possibly more romantic than I am. (He told me he loved me by playing and singing Jim Croce’s “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song.” I know, I know, I’m lucky.)
Sarah Marie P: 1. What's your favorite place you've ever been?
Either Hawaii or Koh Samet - the most beutiful little island near Thailand. We stayed in a bungalow that was infested with geckos, had no warm water, and no electricty save for a single lightbulb hanging in the center of the room. It was a round room with a dozen bed arranged in a radial pattern, so we slept with another family. It was the most rustic vacation I've ever been on - and was likely the best. We did nothing but lay in hammocks, enjoy frozen Snickers bars and french fries (uh, did I mean I was, like, thirteen at the time?), and play in the bluest, clearest ocean I've ever seen.
It's probably the most untouched place I've ever been - it was so cool. We even had to take a motorboat to get to the island. Awesome.
2. Where's the next place you hope to travel?
I just wrote about this. Well, the next place I will travel is Juarez and El Paso. Ideally? Let's go to Greece!
3. What is your favorite book?
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech – an oldie, but a goody.
4. Do you have a favorite article of clothing?
Cardigans. Hands down. I love them. A LOT. Oh, or my skinny cords I got from Delia’s for $10. Delia’s jeans are my FAVORITE. Stop looking at me like I’m too old to shop there. I AM SMALL.

5. What is your favorite personal feature? (if that made sense!)
I’m not sure if you meant physical feature or personality or what, so:
Physical: My smile. It’s what I get compliments on most. (I was voted Best Smile of my senior class. Booyah.)
Non-superficially: I think I’m a considerate person – I’m always conscious of people’s feelings, which has a tendency to make me nearly hyper-sensitive to others.
Dana: 1. what do you love about your job?
I love that I have my own computer, I love that I work with people who are really passionate about justice, I love that I can walk to work, I love that I get an hour to go home for lunch, I love that I get to work with amazing students like this.
2. what is 1 thing your hubby does that drives you crazy?
I like how you limited it to one thing. Probably a good idea for Mike’s sake that I don’t spill his flaws to the internet, right?
He eats cereal like it’s going out of style. He’s actually a great cook, but he always grabs cereal instead of actually, you know, eating regular food. (I have nothing against cereal – in fact, it’s one of my favorite foods ever. In high school I pretty much subsisted on cereal alone.)

The reason it drives me crazy is because I’ll buy, say, some Kashi Crunch for breakfast. By the time I get around to craving cereal, it’s nearly gone. And it’s only the sweet cereals – if I buy plan old Kashi or Cheerios, they sit in the cabinet for weeks. Frosted shredded wheat or granola? It lasts five days. Max. I’m convinced that if Mike wasn’t married, he’d only eat cereal.
3. How did you know he was the one?
I couldn’t imagine a guy more perfect for me. It’s as simple as that, really. I had never thought about getting married, or imagined my future husband*, or even dreamed about my future including a man. But after half a year of hanging out with Mike, I suddenly realized I might just want all of those things.
Marriage is always a big risk (Have you seen “A Beautiful Mind”? That movie scared the bajeezus out of me – you never know when your husband might go CRAZY. Lesson learned.) – but when I had a guy like Mike, I thought we could work through anything, so I was willing to take that risk.
* My freshman year of college, we did this activity where we wrote a letter to our future spouse. Mine read something like, “Woah, dude! You must be crazy to marry me. Are you sure you wanna do this? Ha! Too late to turn back!” Yes, I’ve always been very mature and marriage-minded.
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This was the last FAQ. Hurrah!
Also good? I changed my blog header and side bars. Hurrah!

And it's weekend! Enjoy. And consider yourself lucky if you have Monday off, okay?

17 comments:

  1. Wow, Walk Two Moons.. that's a blast from the past. I completely forgot that I used to love that book!!

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  2. This made me LOL: "Stop looking at me like I’m too old to shop there. I AM SMALL."
    hehe! Its so cute that you're such a shrimp! i love it! (And yeah, I just called you a shrimp, get over it ;] )

    HOW DARN SWEET of mike to sing you that song to say I love you!!! 25pts Mike! so cute.
    Can i also say that you are one lucky woman if the most annoying thing your husband does is EAT CEREAL?! lol!!

    oh and of course i love the letter to your spouse, forget sweet & romantic, FUNNY's definitely the way to go. I bet Mike totally appreciated it ;D

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  3. i LOVE delia's pants/jeans as well!! that store is a definite friend to the shorties :)

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  4. Love the new header and side bar! The little hearts are adorable.

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  5. "Walk Two Moons" was one of the Reading Olympics titles for the 4th graders where I student-taught last fall. Now I'm curious about it.

    Oh, dELiA*s. . . I had an awesome sarong skirt from there when I was, uh, heavier, and I'm seriously regretting I didn't try to get it tailored. It was so cute.

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  6. Very cute header - thanks for the FAQ's, you're never going to have to answer another question on here again! ;)

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  7. I love the new layout! The graphics are just adorable - well done. :)

    And I love that you mentioned "A Beautiful Mind" - hahaha! You never know when your husband could go crazy...that sounds like something I'd say.

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  8. Yay! Thanks for answering my questions! :) OK, and now, I have NO idea what *I* meant by my own question -- What is your favorite personal feature? (if that made sense!)-- haha, I'm a nerd!

    Ooooh I agree with you - cardigans are the best thing EVER! And yes, we should totally go to Greece!

    After you mentioned Delias I clicked over to their web site to check out their jeans, and now I'm really tempted to order some -- but I'm still kind of scared to order online without trying on first. Do their jeans run pretty try to size???

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  9. I'm LOVING the new design, Ash! It's beautiful!

    And I love your first answers about Mike. I cannot wait to have a partner in crime all the time. It sounds incredible.

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  10. *TRUE to size. (regarding Delias' jeans)

    Man, I cannot type when it comes to leaving comments on your blog! :P haha

    p.s. Have I already told you that I love your site's new design? It's so fun and adorable!

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  11. Thanks for sharing! I totally agree- when you are with the one you love, everything is so much more fun! And it SO teaches you how to be a better person, because all of your flaws come out ALOT! And I can relate to the musician thing to- my honey basically won me over in college with his guitar/singing skills. :) I wouldn't say he's more romantic though- I'm a total sap. So, this post just reiterates how much we need to meet up soon!

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  12. Super cute new sidebar and header :)

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  13. Yay! Thanks for answering my questions! :) OK, and now, I have NO idea what *I* meant by my own question -- What is your favorite personal feature? (if that made sense!)-- haha, I'm a nerd!

    Ooooh I agree with you - cardigans are the best thing EVER! And yes, we should totally go to Greece!

    After you mentioned Delias I clicked over to their web site to check out their jeans, and now I'm really tempted to order some -- but I'm still kind of scared to order online without trying on first. Do their jeans run pretty try to size???

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  14. Wow, Walk Two Moons.. that's a blast from the past. I completely forgot that I used to love that book!!

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